Our History

  • Sigma Alpha - Beta Alpha

     

    The Beta Alpha chapter was founded on September 13, 2003 at the University of Maryland and has become a very outgoing chapter. Even though we relatively young, we are known throughout the community for our activeness. We volunteer for events with our local animal shelters, teach elementary children about where their food and clothes come from, and fundraise for Heifer International. The chapter also does many local net-working events with professionals within different agricultural industries, professional dress and speech workshops, interview workshops, and resume workshops.  

     

    Sisterhood is a major aspect of the Beta Alpha chapter. Every semester, we host an overnight retreat to hangout and plan for our next semester. We have traveled to Harpers Ferry, camped at Asseteague Island, stayed at a sister's beach house in Delaware, and spent the weekend at Solomon's Island! The sisters of the Beta Alpha chapter also work hard to put on our Emerald Ball, where at we also invite alumni to come out and get to know the current members. On a more regular basis, we also have small sisterhood get togethers such as group studying, dinner dates, movie nights, gym dates, and crafts.

     

     Retreat Fall 2014

               Retreat Fall 2014

     

     

    Members of the Sigma Alpha - Beta Alpha Chapter are part of one of three different families. Each family has a unique food, pattern, symbol, and colors. Every little becomes a part of her big sister's family to keep their traditions alive! 

 
  • Panda Family

    Colors: Blue and gold with a star pattern

    Symbol: a bear paw print

    They are known for their secret chocolate eclair cake recipie

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Cow Family

    Colors: Purple and grey with cow print pattern

    Symbol: a cow bell

    The cow family's special food is Neopolatin ice cream.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Leopard Family

    Colors: Teal and black colors "spotted" in leopard print pattern

    Symbol: a cat paw print 

    Leopards enjoy chocolate covered strawberries.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Horse Family (extinct)

    Colors: Green and pink colors with camo pattern

    Symbol: a horse shoe  

    The horse's food is the famous Maryland steamed blue crabs.

     

     

  • Panda Family

     

    Cow Family

     

    Leopard Family